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News, reviews and guides on information security and privacy

 'Vaccine' may prevent GoldenEye ransomware

'Vaccine' may prevent GoldenEye ransomware

A read-only file in Windows folder could immunise computers against ransomware attack, researchers say.
Jun 29 2017, 11:50AM
'GoldenEye' ransomware outbreak hits Australia

'GoldenEye' ransomware outbreak hits Australia

With Cadbury's Tasmanian factory joining the many other global victims, we remind you how to protect your systems.
Jun 28 2017, 8:01AM
Ransomware hits Victorian speed cameras

Ransomware hits Victorian speed cameras

The fallout from WannaCry continues, with the latest victims being major organisations in Australia and Japan.
Jun 25 2017, 11:30PM
Four affordable tools for managing mobile devices

Four affordable tools for managing mobile devices

We explain how a mobile device management system can help secure your business data, and why it doesn't have to cost the earth.
Jun 22 2017, 7:03AM
Scammers now targeting EnergyAustralia customers

Scammers now targeting EnergyAustralia customers

A security provider has warned of another realistic malware campaign masquerading as electricity bills.
Jun 20 2017, 10:41PM
20 Android security apps tested

20 Android security apps tested

Which security apps will actually protect your Android device? These in-depth antivirus tests reveal all.
Jun 20 2017, 12:36PM
Beware of malicious fake antivirus apps for mobiles

Beware of malicious fake antivirus apps for mobiles

A security firm has found hundreds of apps that purport to protect mobile devices are actually malware.
Jun 15 2017, 9:17AM
Scammers target Origin Energy customers again

Scammers target Origin Energy customers again

A security provider has warned of a second "realistic" malware campaign masquerading as electricity bills.
Jun 14 2017, 8:00PM
Why your NAS could be open to attack

Why your NAS could be open to attack

QNAP joins Netgear in releasing fixes for the Samba vulnerability that could be used to attack network attached storage and other connected devices.
Jun 12 2017, 7:00AM
Phishing attacks rise 400% in latest quarter

Phishing attacks rise 400% in latest quarter

New study explains how cyber criminals are targeting human error to rip off businesses.
Jun 9 2017, 10:33AM
Protect your gear with this smart alarm

Protect your gear with this smart alarm

Thefts from remote sites are regrettably common, so an Australian company decided to do something about it.
Jun 2 2017, 6:39AM
Another fake ASIC email threat hits Australian inboxes

Another fake ASIC email threat hits Australian inboxes

Beware “company renewal” emails – you could end up with malware on your computer.
May 29 2017, 1:01PM
Four free VPN apps compared

Four free VPN apps compared

Can you browse anonymously and securely for free? We look at four VPN services and tools to find out.
May 26 2017, 11:16PM
Netgear firmware update collects your IP and MAC addresses

Netgear firmware update collects your IP and MAC addresses

Users need to configure Nighthawk routers manually to opt out of sending the information to Netgear.
May 23 2017, 7:21AM
Researchers offer fixes for WannaCry ransomware

Researchers offer fixes for WannaCry ransomware

Two researchers claim their tools can bypass WannaCry encryption on Windows XP and 7 – if you're lucky and haven't rebooted.
May 21 2017, 8:14AM
Ransomware survival guide

Ransomware survival guide

What to do if your PC or network has been infected by GoldenEye, WannaCry or other ransomware.
May 21 2017, 6:00AM
Top three VPN services for 2017

Top three VPN services for 2017

Which virtual private networks actually protect your data and privacy? Our tests reveal all.
May 19 2017, 4:08PM
Remove malware from your PC in three steps

Remove malware from your PC in three steps

Is your computer slowing down or acting strangely? It might be malware. Here’s how to get rid of it.
May 17 2017, 5:50PM
Australian businesses targeted with WannaCry

Australian businesses targeted with WannaCry

UPDATED: Twelve Australian businesses have reported being infected, and the global ransomware outbreak may be still a threat to others.
May 16 2017, 12:30PM
Ransomware defence guide

Ransomware defence guide

Six steps to protecting your PC or network against GoldenEye, WannaCry and other ransomware.
May 15 2017, 12:05AM

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